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While their idea of pricing for a so-called consumer-level camera may leave most nonprofessional photographers scratching their heads (and checking their bank accounts), the Hasselblad Stellar Special Edition Cameras ($3,175) are still something to behold. With several options available, you can choose a white, black, or orange body, with either a carbon fiber, padouk, or wenge wood grip. Inside they feature the workings of the excellent Sony X100 camera, with a 28-100mm Carl Zeiss zoom lens, a 20-megapixel sensor, a wide ISO range, full HD video capability, and 3.6x optical zoom capability.
Many mass-produced coffee makers are bulky countertop eyesores. They’re full of cheap plastic parts and do little to improve the aesthetic of your kitchen. The Ratio Eight is the exact opposite. Each is hand assembled in Portland and features a beautiful mixture of glass and die cast aluminum. The carafe takes standard Chemex filters or can use the Kone stainless steel version and the unit itself sports a powerful 1400 watt heating element. Besides brewing up a delicious coffee, the Ratio Eight will look like a modern piece of art sitting next to your oven.
You could make anything out of old whiskey barrels and we’d probably want to buy it. A miniature show pony made from Johnnie Walker casks? Give us a bucket full. A better example, these new headphones from Grado. The limited edition cans are handcrafted from recycled white oak that was once use by Bushmills over in Ireland. They come with a vented back design, a custom brown leather headband, and hopefully the sweet smell of oaky booze whenever you put them on.
Upon first glance, these photographs may look like collages or digitally-altered still life compositions. But don’t be fooled — each imaginative set is actually created and hand-composed by the innovative photographerElise. Her works border between set design and sculpture, and her concepts are simply stunning. Her use of unexpected materials like balloons, pencils, and wooden blocks gives each set a playful, surreal lightness, and her sense of shape and color is unconventional and unique. Elise’s works have been commissioned by British Vogue, Ford, L’Oreal, and Nokia.
'Floating House' designed by architect Dymitr Malcew
“It was pretty much my dream assignment,” says New York City-based photographer Sarah Anne Ward about her recent collaboration with food stylist Victoria Granof for Cherry Bombe, a biannual magazine that celebrates women and food.
Granof pitched Cherry Bombe a story idea on the Easy-Bake Oven and the magazine’s founder, Kerry Diamond, loved the idea. Granof needed to find a photographer, remembered meeting Ward at a recent shoot for Town & Country, asked if she was interested in collaborating on the project. The pair exchanged ideas, including the last four images in today’s slideshow which Ward shot while in college. Granof loved her lighting and the retro feel. Granof wanted a more retro-surrealist picture story, so ideas continued to evolve to include mismatched plates, a paper mâché kid with a rabbit head, a vintage doll with a “rather scary face,” and other props.
“Kerry let us do our thing…a good collaboration is my absolute favorite part of being a photographer; merging ideas/talents to create a beautiful and original work. I think we all had a little piece of childhood in there.”
Malmö/Copenhagen-based photographer Jens Lennartsson knew he had to do something spectacular to stand out as a travel and lifestyle photographer, so he opted to create 400 action figures of himself as self-promotional mailers. His little GI Jensfigurines were sure to catch people’s attention and stick out in the minds of prospective clients. The clever marketing project sought to separate Lennartsson from the countless others in his field of work who focused on sending out flat, unoriginal portfolios.
Lomography is no stranger to releasing strange cameras — everything from Where’s Waldo editions to a hand-cranked movie camera have crossed our desks — but the Transparent Collector’s Edition Konstruktor is perhaps cooler and definitely less useful than all of those.
That’s because the Transparent Konstruktor camera that Lomography just announces is, as the name implies, atransparentfilm camera… which also makes it an unusable film camera.
But that’s sort of the point. Lomo wanted to create something that could be used to sate that desire inside you that has always wanted to see a film camera’s innards in action, and since you can’t have it both ways, it means that you probably won’t be loading any real film in there unless you’ve got money to burn.
And in case someone doesn’t make the connection on their own, Lomography made sure to mention it in the product description by adding the statement, “This edition is purely for display purposes and not for photographic use,” in bold letters.
50 States of Lego | Jeff Friesen
Each American State Stereotyped Through Legos
The Last House on the Left | Gabriela Kaszycka
My photographs portray an old mountain house that has been uninhabited for many years. In the past, the house functioned as a guesthouse. But since being abandoned, the house grows worse and worse with each passing year. Still, despite the decay, traces of human presence remain. It is as if time had stopped here.
At first glance, this empty space hides nothing interesting: useless or even destroyed objects, beaten up furniture. But after spending some time amidst these elements, a disturbing and melancholic atmosphere began to make itself visible. Shapes imprinted on the pillows, stains on the sheets, curtains set up by someone on the window sill, kitchen trays ready to be used. These tiny details stimulated my imagination, transforming a seemingly dead subject into a richly storied place.
According to the Korea times, Apple has reportedly commenced production on its ‘iPad pro’, scheduled for an early 2014 release. in the translated article by unwiredrview, the source, an official at a local apple supplier in Korea claims the 12.9-inch retina display tablet will have improved picture quality. ‘as the apple partner intends to boost its lineup for displays that have almost ultra high-definition (UHD) quality, the upcoming iPad will provide very clear quality similar to that of UHD. the display is now being manufactured by the supplier’s plant (LG electronics) in korea.‘ with rumors of apple also in the stages of developing a new iPhone with large 5.5 inch curved glass screens, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a larger iPad in the family to accompany the most recent ‘iPad air’ in the coming year.